Rebecca

I was 8 years old in the picture and teased daily because I was overweight. I hated going to school because I knew I’d end up in tears. My mother and father would tell me it was going to be ok. That it was just a faze. I’d grow up and lose the weight. That […]

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David

I have a prosthetic left eye and when I was young a lot of kids use to call me cross eyed and picked on me I was bullied all the way until almost high school. I felt awkward all the way through school and even as I was mature enough I felt awkward but now […]

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Kelli

I was always the chubby kid growing up. My brother and sister were both thin, popular and athletic, where I was chubby, nerdy and clumbsy. This photo is my basketball photo for the YMCA basketball team I was on, and it’s actually the best picture I ever took between the ages of 10-14! Middle school […]

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Hilary

Starting in elementary school, I was picked on for being smart, nerdy, skinny and ugly.  I was pushed down and threatened and felt totally helpless.  In middle school, things worsened as my group of girl friends and I exchanged hateful insults and ganged up on one another, choosing a new victim each week it seemed. […]

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Christine

I had to choose between four awkward photos. This particular school photo was from the sixth grade. During one of those awkward years I had gone back to school shopping and chose some colorful underwear with very large red strawberries printed in the fabric. As I was changing in the gym locker room I drew […]

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Sandae

I was always awkward growing up. My family was Baptist and had so many beliefs concerning the outward appearance that they placed on us. We were not allowed to wear pants, only skirts and dresses and culottes, we couldn’t wear makeup- I couldn’t even get my ears pierced! To top that off, I was never […]

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Silvina

The categorization of ideas can be subjective. We must respect every idea, even those that are unfamiliar. Tolerating own and not especially different is hard work to be overcome as humanity reviews. We integrate through the artistic or sports activities. That way, we learn to work together and have a common goal. This learning is […]

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Gabriella

I was teased in Elementary school for being a nerd, fat, ugly and because I always hung out with the boys rather than the girls. I still remember the time when I was in 3rd grade that they pushed me to the ground and kicked me because I wasn’t “cool”. It ceased a bit during […]

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